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State Fair Guide for Monday

There’s your tip of the day. The Fair does have drinkable water, and as much as we respect (and often support) your right to substitute water with beer, it may hurt the next day, even at 2.8%. Thanks to Joe for willingness to serve as a guinea pig.

Check out the Minnesota Craft Brewers Exhibit in the Ag. Building.

3:00pm: Hop Agriculture in Minnesota – Charlie Rohwer, PhD, U of M Scientist. Charlie’s job is cooler than your job. Among other things, he’s a hop researcher with the U of M. You can read more about him here.

6:00pm: Beer Tourism – Dan Justesen, Vine Park Brewery. This is another presentation that’s definitely worth checking out. Dan is no stranger to beer tourism. For the

Today’s beer flights in Land of 10,000 Beers:

Summit Horizon Red Ale
Indeed Brewing Midnight Ryder
Third Street Bitter Neighbor
Excelsior XLCR

Fulton Lonely Blonde
Mankato Original
Schell’s Pilsner
Brau Brothers Old 56

Lucid Summertide,
Flat Earth Belgian Pale Ale
Flat Earth Bermuda Triangle Tripel
Surly Cynic Ale

Flat Earth Cygnus X1
Third Street Brewhouse Brown Trout
Schell’s Firebrick
Finnengans Irish Amber

To keep up toΒ  date with Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild events, speakers, flights and other fun things at the Fair, be sure to follow @mncraftbrew on Twitter and check out their Facebook page!




  1. Frank says:

    Who the f is Joe Falkowski?

    1. ryan says:

      I don’t know. Some guy from JJ Taylor or something. πŸ™‚

  2. Ed says:

    and he claims to be a cicerone…..

  3. Trav says:

    So can brewpubs legally have their stuff on tap at the fair? I would have thought no, but then Vine Park had somthing on tap the other day.

    1. ryan says:

      Aside from being a brew on premise, Vine Park also has a brewery license. They brew in small batches & sell growlers. They could, feasibly (or at least legally) distribute kegs as well.

      Back in the day, however, they were once a brewpub, but it’s been a while!

      1. David Berg says:

        And back before that, they had a brewery license and distributed kegs across the street IIRC!

  4. Dan Schwarz says:

    He is such a lightweight. We call him two beer Joe. πŸ˜‰

  5. Joe Falkowski says:

    I love you guys too. <3<3<3

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